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Today in the Commons chamber I asked Health ministers if they will launch a public inquiry into reports regarding maternity care at our local NHS Trust, made in follow up to my letter to Matt Hancock yesterday (see below).

The government declined to respond to my particular point about a public inquiry – but here’s what we learnt as a result of my Q in the chamber today:

-Both the Care Quality Commission and the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) have been asked to report to the government within two weeks

-To date, the HSIB has run 26 investigations into maternity care at the Trust, but we don’t yet know what timescale these cases relate to.

In my view, the CQC report should also include an assessment of whether any failures identified at East Kent are likely to extend beyond this Trust, so that improvements can be rolled out nationally if such a need is identified.

Ultimately, this must result in a turning point for standards of maternity services in East Kent. As part of my ongoing work representing the concerns constituents have raised with me in recent days on this, I will continue to follow the issue closely and keep you updated.

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This week Rosie signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging her commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today.

This year we are marking 75 years since the liberation of the concentration camps of Europe and the end of the Second World War. At the end of the month, on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, people across the globe will remember.

In the lead up to and on Holocaust Memorial Day, thousands of commemorative events will be arranged by schools, faith groups and community organisations across the country, remembering all the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides. The theme for this year’s commemorations is ‘Stand Together’.

After signing the Book of Commitment, Rosie commented:

“Holocaust Memorial Day is an important opportunity for people TOreflect on the darkest times of European history. As the Holocaust moves from living history, to history, it becomes ever more important that we take the time to remember the six million Jewish victims and also pay tribute to the survivors.”

Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said:

““As the Holocaust moves further into history, it falls on all of us to ensure that their stories and the stories of the 6 Jewish million men, women and children brutally murdered by the Nazis, are never forgotten. We all have a duty to remember the Holocaust and to stand up against antisemitism and hate, now more than ever.”